Review: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Louise le Blanc fled her coven two years ago, and is now hiding in plain sight, in the city of Cesarine. She has become a thief to survive. In the city, witches are hunted. They are the stories told to scare children. The city even has an elite witch hunting force, The Chasseurs. So now she is hunted by her coven, but also must keep away from the Chasseurs.

Reid Diggory was an orphan, taken in by the archbishop. His whole life he has been trained and taught to hunt witches. It’s the one thing in life he can depend on. Unfortunately for him, his world is turned upside down when, due to circumstances outside of his control, he finds himself now married to Louise le Blanc. Reid is unaware of Lou’s powers, and Lou thinks she might be safest of all amongst her enemies. However war is brewing, and as feelings develop between Lou and Reid, choices must be made.


Ah, enemies to lovers. It’s always one of my favorite troupes. I saw Serpent & Dove all over Bookstagram, and quickly added it to my TBR list. I think this book is well plotted out, and the characters’ actions are genuine. Every characters actions are believable with the current situation they are in. I loved the banter between Lou and Reid. Their romance is a slow burn in the best way.

I also really enjoyed the friendship between Coco and Lou. I love that they bicker, but they always come back to each other. Another important thing is that Coco is actually around for the whole book. A lot of the times with these Young Adult fantasies, you have a female friendship at the start but once the love interest is introduced that female friendship disappears.

Overall, I really enjoy this book and am excited to read the sequel Blood & Honey. If you enjoy witches and enemies to lovers romances then this is the book for you.

RATING: 9/10

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